Tortoise Races in OxfordDid you know that every college in Oxford has a tortoise they they own and look after, and every May they race them. It would be safe to assume that the tortoises are getting a rest this year.
Tour Oxford's Museum of History of Science virtually and discover some items that changed the world.
Take a tour of the first ever public museum in the world and discover some treasures. This Oxford museum opened in 1683! Down in the basement you can find the chalkboard that Albert Einstein wrote his famous e=mc2 equation on during his time at the University in 1950.
With an Alumni list that includes world renowned Scientists, Scholars, Writers, Philosophers, Actors and Politicians, these podcasts interviewees share career highlights, insights, and memories of student days in each 15-minute episodes. Interviewees includes the Chief Executive of Oxfam, Mark Goldring CBE, Comedian and broadcaster, Ruby Wax and David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
We especially liked the episode with Patrick Grant, Menswear designer and judge on the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee.
Shop the Official Oxford Products
The perfect gift for someone heading to the University to study, a current student or an Alumni to celebrate their achievements. Or indeed someone that loves the history of the city and the University. This collection including Cufflinks, Tie Slides, Lapel Pins, Ties and Silk Scarves in timeless, heritage designs, embodies the tradition that runs through the city and the University.
Loose yourself in the Literature of Oxford Alumni
For the Adults
Stephen Hawking - Brief Answers to the
Albert Einstein - The World as I See It
Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest
J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
C.S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
T.S Eliot - The Wasteland
For the Children
Dr Seuss - Oh, the places You'll Go
C.S Lewis - The Complete Chronicles of Narnia
T.S. Eliot - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
The Little People, Big Dreams series of books about inspiring people includes editions on Stephen Hawking and Jane Goodall.